Friday 23 August
Saturday 21st September 2019
Saturday 30 November 2019
St Margaret’s Church, Ditchling
Monday 4th May - Thursday 7th May 2020
4-day residential course.
GREGORIAN CHANT: THE JOY OF SINGING, will use chant with texts which express singing and music. This is an immersive course for singers and for those with interests in the history of music, theology, meditation, and cultural history, through reading, learning and singing the chant.
Benslow Music is an inspirational and dedicated centre for music, hosting many courses throughout the year.
are a chance to experience Gregorian chant in a friendly, entertaining, informative and enjoyable context.
All are welcome - women and men, singers and non-singers, beginners together with experienced singers.
The day is structured around the traditional Benedictine monastic hour services recited mainly in English.
The day works toward an informal performance of a sequence of chant, which includes some of the rich heritage of Latin chant.
...worked as a professional singer in the cathedral choirs of Ely and of Wells, and as an oratorio soloist; and founded the group Opus Anglicanum, 5 singers and a reader.
...studied mediaeval song with Professor John Stevens and early Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry at Cambridge, illustrating lectures and broadcast talks for both.
...sang as a Cantor with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge for recital work and recording in many European cathedrals and abbeys, and in the Vatican.
...has directed Gregorian Chant Days for university music departments, cathedral choirs, music festivals, and adult education colleges.
...and in 2016 was made an honorary Associate of the Royal School of Church Music for work with the chant.
...has recently worked for Glastonbury Abbey, Benslow Music, with the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory Co.Meath Ireland, Sarum College, Dorchester Arts, and Ledbury Poetry Festival.
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